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Rocket Lab Report

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Wenika Setho (Josey)

Teeranut Sawanyawat (Nut)

Kamolchanok Sangnirath (Yoke)

Akarawat Sila (Chin)

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Ms. Susana Alulod


Bottle rockets are excellent for investigating “Newton’s third law of

motion” A water bottle rocket is a rocket that uses water as its counter
mass to propel it through the air, which the rocket is modify from a soda
bottle. During the experiment, we will demonstrate science processing
skills, an ability to design, and to identify factors that affect motion and
forces. Water is propelled out of the bottom of the bottle by pressurized
air above the water in the bottle, and release of this air and water
creates a thrust. There’re the same basic principles between normal
rockets and bottle rockets. Which are the three main forces that control
the direction of the rocket; thrust, drag, and weight. The thrust is
provided by the combustion of the rocket's fuel, which in this case is the
water in the bottle rocket. The drag force exist because of the friction
caused by air molecules along the side of the rocket, the shape of the
rocket will affect the amount of drag the rocket experiences. Lastly
weight, in order for your rocket to launch, the thrust force must be
stronger than its weight. The physics principle behind a bottle rocket
works is Newton’s third law which states that every action has an equal
and opposite reaction, for the water rocket the action is the mass of
water being propelled out of the bottle by the air pressure, which in an
opposite reaction propels the water rocket up. There are many possible
factors to analyze for a bottle rocket, such as launch velocity, distance
launched, air friction, parabolic arch, amount of water, shape of rockets,
and launch angles are all possible factors to analyze. Things that could
affect the experiment are changes in atmospheric pressure,
temperature, changes in humidity, wind, and rain.
- To be able to make the rocket fly on the air with the longest time.

- 2 Bottle of water (big)

- Tape

- Plastic bags
- Future board

- Marker
Set up

1. Preparing the materials
2. Make the engine part of the rocket body to make the rocket can
fly(use a perfect bottle(no hole))
3. Cut a piece of future board in the shape of triangle and attach it in
to the body of the rocket with the proper angles
4. Attach all wings to the engine part
5. Divided the other bottle into three part
6. Use the body part as the supporter of the engine
7. Use the head part to be the head of the rocket(attach to main one)
8. Attach all the part with tape
9. Enjoy!!

Data & Result

Measurement of the rocket
- length : 40 cm
- width : 9 cm

Analysis of Result
In the first trial, we tried to make our rocket to fly as far as we can
and we want the parachute to make the rocket landing have more
inertia, but we tried to find the information about the parachute and it
confused us. So, we make the parachute from plastic bag and design in
our own ideas, but the experiment went wrong. The parachute is not
outstretched and the rocket wobble when it flew. So, we cancel the idea
of parachute for making the rocket become stable.
Our rocket was designed so that the center of gravity is in the
center so that when the rocket is launch it will not tilt as much and can
go straight. We also follow Newton’s 2nd law, F=ma, it means the lighter
the rocket is the more it accelerate but we can’t make it too light so it can
still fight with the wind resistance. Our design also take wind resistance
into consideration as we also put it board so the rocket will smoothly
glide through the wind.
I think that even though we were assigned this project early but we
don’t have a lot of time to do this in class. That became a problem
because it’s quite difficult to find a period of time that we are all available
so we can’t do anything outside of class. I hope that if there’s a project
like this next time, we can spend more time doing it in class.

Work log

Names Work
Akarawat Introduction
Teeranut Procedure, Analysis and Result
Wenika Conclusion, Recommendation
Kamolchanok Objective, Material, Setup,
Data & result